The talented singer, known for hits like “Good As Hell,” closed the first night of the Governors Ball Music Festival, captivating the crowd of thousands at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens on Friday.
Leading up to the festival, concerns arose about potential cancelation due to the lingering smoky haze that affected New York and other parts of the East Coast. However, the air quality alert was lifted on Friday afternoon as the smog dispersed. The organizers of Gov Ball reassured attendees via email, stating that they were actively monitoring the situation with weather experts and city officials throughout the weekend.
Towards the end of her hour-long set, Lizzo delivered an inspiring speech advocating for climate action.
“In these times of environmental events and disasters, it’s crucial that we listen to the wisdom of our First Nations, the indigenous people of this country,” Lizzo expressed passionately. “We must also listen to our water protectors, as they strive to ensure we have a habitable land to call home… because we all deserve clean air.”
Dressed in a striking silver gown with pink hair, the four-time Grammy winner delivered a dynamic and dance-filled performance. She treated the crowd to her popular hits like “About Damn Time,” “Special,” and “2 Be Loved (Am I Ready).” Standout moments included her powerful rendition of Chaka Khan’s “I’m Every Woman,” a vibrant performance of the pride anthem “Everybody’s Gay” while draped in a rainbow flag, and her spirited collaboration with Cardi B, “Rumors.”In the midst of a song, Lizzo boldly declared, “Black women made rock ‘n’ roll!” as the legendary Tina Turner’s name appeared on the screen behind her.Throughout the night, Lizzo emphasized self-love and body positivity, proudly celebrating her curves and encouraging others to do the same.
“I take care of my body. I feel good in my own skin. Everyone deserves love,” Lizzo declared passionately to the crowd.
Friday’s Gov Ball lineup showcased the immense talent of female artists. Rising stars Ice Spice and Kim Petras took the stage with their respective hits “Princess Diana” and “Unholy,” with the latter fearlessly performing through a sudden downpour.
Remi Wolf enchanted the early-evening audience with her charming banter and infectious blend of pop, soul, and funk.
“I was wearing a New York Knicks jacket, and it felt strange because I didn’t even know who the New York Knicks were until this morning,” shared Remi Wolf, a native of Palo Alto, California. “But they play basketball, and I play hacky sack. There’s a surprising kinship there.”
The standout performance of the night came from the incredible sister band Haim, who dazzled the crowd with electrifying renditions of fan favorites like “My Song 5,” “Summer Girl,” and “The Wire.” Those familiar with Haim’s live shows know that the trio’s humor shines through, with Alana and Este exchanging witty remarks while Danielle takes command of the drums.
- What is the age of Lizzo?
Lizzo’s age is 35-year-old.
- Is New York’s air is clear?
New York’s air is yet to be cleared, as per reports.
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